Sierra Leone: Continuity and Change

  • Marco Boggero


State choices in Sierra Leone, like in Liberia, suggest that the anti-mercenary norm is relatively less influential. The path of preference formation in Sierra Leone was one of the earliest in Africa; it pre-dates Montreux and is still a source of practice. The chapter examines how ensuing crisis affected continuity and change in PMSC governance during a post-disaster setting by focusing on the Ebola Virus Disease pandemic. The chapter emphasizes on the basis of fieldwork and interviews on how the state retained control over PMSC standards during the implementation of emergency measures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Boggero
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  1. 1.School of Advanced International StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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